Scott Wayne Hinshaw

                                                ┌── Lloyd Chauncy Hinshaw
                                                │    1918-1996 
                       ┌── John Wayne Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1948-               │
                       │                        └── Doris Mae Willey
                       │                             1917-2012 
Scott Wayne Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1969                │
                       └── Vicki Dawn Egdahl
M: Susan E. Oler
   └── Crystal E. Hinshaw  1

Scott Wayne Hinshaw     [ID 08506] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 4 1969.2  

He married Susan E. Oler.1  

Scott is currently (2001-2007) employed by the State of Colorado as a State Trooper.1  

The following article was published by the Colorado State Patrol on July 10, 2006:3

Broomfield-based CSP trooper wins national award

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Scott Hinshaw has been named the Best Alive At 25 Teen Defensive Driving Safety Instructor in the United States by the National Safety Council.  

"We're very proud of Trooper Hinshaw's selection as the best in the US from among thousands of National Safety Council (NSC) instructors across the country," said Col. Mark Trostel, chief of the Colorado State Patrol.  

"Earlier this year, Trooper Hinshaw, who is assigned to our Broomfield Troop Office, was selected as Colorado's Best Alive At 25 (AA25) Instructor based on the excellent feedback he received from the students who had taken his class," Trostel said.  

"Our primary job is to save lives," said Hinshaw, "and this is one way I can help accomplish the mission of the CSP."  

Students who complete the four-hour AA25 course designed for ages 15-24 are 96 percent less likely to be killed in a car crash than youths that have not taken the course.  

"Teens have the highest fatality rate in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group," said Hinshaw. "There are many reasons, for instance, while teens are learning new skills needed for driving, many frequently engage in high-risk behaviors, such as speeding and/or driving after using alcohol or drugs.  Studies also have shown that teens may be easily distracted while driving.  One key reason for high traffic fatalities among this age group is that they have lower safety belt use rates than adults."  

Unlike traditional driver's education courses that focus on the mechanics of driving, AA25 addresses the behaviors of driving.  Off-duty law enforcement personnel teach in plain clothes and discourage adults from attending the class so that students can candidly discuss about the choices, attitudes and peer pressure experienced around driving and riding in a car.  The small classes are limited to 30 students and the curriculum is accredited by the NSC.  

The CSP began teaching the AA25 program in Colorado 10 years ago.  During this period, the under-20 age group's fatal accident rate in Colorado dropped by 19 percent.  

In May 2006, the Colorado State Patrol, in partnership with the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation (CSPFF), announced that they had been asked by the NSC to become the National Training Center for the Law Enforcement AA25 program defensive driving program.  

"Under this new partnership, the CSP has begun training law enforcement officers and state troopers from other states to become instructors for the AA25 program," Trostel said.  "Additionally, as part of this program, we also will be training law enforcement agencies to set up and administer the AA25 program in their communities."  

Last year, the NSC presented the CSP with four awards for its AA25 programs: the Best Improved, the Best Performance, the Most Outstanding Effort in Training Teen Drivers and the Best Instructor, Sgt. Dean Garcia of the CSP's Glenwood Springs Troop office.  

The NSC is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.  The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953.  Members include more than 46,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.

Scott was severely injured on October 11, 2007.  The following article was published in "The Denver Post" (Denver, Colorado) on October 12, 2007:4

Troopers hit while helping driver dies

BRIGHTON, Colo. -- One of two state troopers hit by a pickup truck while trying to help another driver on Interstate 76 died Friday.  

Trooper Zachariah Templeton, 27, had been in critical condition since the accident Thursday afternoon.  He died from his injuries at about 8 p.m., Colorado State Patrol spokesman Gil Mares said.  

Additional details were not released.  A 17-year-old driver who authorities said ran into Templeton and Trooper Scott Hinshaw, 38, has not been arrested and the accident remained under investigation, Mares said.  

Hinshaw remained in serious condition at Denver Health Medical Center.  

Templeton is survived by his 3-year-old daughter, Samantha, his mother and father Teresa and Doug Templeton, and his girlfriend Holly.  He joined the patrol in 2003.  

"Templeton was best described by fellow troopers and supervisors as an individual with a big heart and willingness to help others," the State Patrol said in a statement.  "It is that desire to serve which lead Templeton to respond to the call of a fellow officer."  

Both troopers were standing on the median helping a motorist reload one of two plastic farm chemical tanks that had fallen off of a flatbed trailer.  That's when investigators said the 17-year-old driving a Ford F-150 slammed on his brakes when he realized the traffic was stopped along the highway but then skidded and slid into the median, hitting the troopers.  

The 17-year-old and his 16-year-old male passenger weren't injured and neither alcohol nor drugs was suspected of contributing to the crash, the patrol said.  

The driver pulling the trailer also wasn't injured.

The following article was published in "The Denver Post" (Denver, Colorado) on October 14, 2007:5
Injured trooper remains hospitalized in Denver

DENVER -- A Colorado State Patrol trooper remained hospitalized in serious condition Sunday after he was injured and his partner was killed when they were struck by a truck while helping a motorist in the Denver area.  

Trooper Scott Hinshaw, 38, was recovering after surgery at Denver Health Medical Center, Master Trooper Ron Watkins said Sunday.  

Hinshaw and trooper Zachariah Templeton, 27, were standing on the Interstate 76 median in the Brighton area helping the motorist Thursday when they were struck by a truck, investigators have said.  

Neither the 17-year-old truck driver nor a 16-year-old passenger were injured, authorities said.  The accident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.  

Funeral arrangements were still pending Sunday for Templeton, Watkins said.


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  1. Contribution from Scott Hinshaw.
  2. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  3. Colorado State Patrol article about Scott Hinshaw, Jul 10 2006:
  4. "The Denver Post", Oct 12 2007:
  5. "The Denver Post", Oct 14 2007:

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